Justice League, Zack Snyder’s latest foray into the DC Universe, hits Blu-ray and DVD March 13 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The picture, which also received directing contributions by Joss Whedon, made over $655 million worldwide. Members of the Justice League include Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Batman (Ben Affleck), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and the Flash (Ezra Miller).
Click on the media bar below to hear Gal Gadot talk about sharing the spotlight with the other superheroes in Justice League:
Along with bonus scenes, the Blu-ray version comes with a plethora of featurettes on the making of the movie (“Road to Justice,” Heart of Justice,” Technology of the Justice League,” “Justice League: The New Heroes,” “Steppenwolf the Conqueror” and several “Scene Studies” segments which break down various sequences in the flick).
In Wonder Woman,Gal Gadot was the clear star of the movie. (That tends to happen when your character’s name is the movie’s title, right? Then, Gadot went right into filming Justice League, where she — and Wonder Woman — are just part of a bigger crime-fighting team. After being the primary focus of Wonder Woman, was it a different experience to step back into the Justice League ensemble? (Click on the media bar below to hear Gal Gadot)
Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadotwill be honored with the Rising Star Award at the 29th annual Palm Springs International Festival. The Film Awards Gala, hosted by Mary Hart, takes place January 2nd at the Palm Springs Convention Center with the fest taking place January 4-15.
“Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman showed us a strong, capable, poised, curious and compassionate character, and her performance has been universally praised, resonating with audiences everywhere,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “Gal plays the immortal warrior so well, and the film’s themes are especially apt for today, empowering all types of people – women and men, young and old – the world over. The Palm Springs International Film Festival is honored to present Gal Gadot with this year’s Rising Star Award – Actress.”
Previous recipients of the award include Jennifer Lawrence, Alicia Vikander, and Ruth Negga.
Click on the media bar below to hear Gadot discuss the “inner light” and “compassion” of Wonder Woman:
Adam West, Michael Keaton, Christian Bale, and Ben Affleck are among the actors who have taken on the mantle of Bruce Wayne/Batman, and now the Caped Crusader is off to another adventure with Justice League.
This film has been a long time coming, as this super group serves as the anchor of the DC Comics universe. Batman (Affleck), fearing a threat that could be even more dangerous than his recent run-in with Doomsday, creates the Justice League with Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and the Flash (Ezra Miller). Although he’s not part of the official movie poster, Superman is also a big part of the Justice League, and it will be interesting to see how this film incorporates him into the narrative.
Although Batman’s vigilante tendencies is one of his most intriguing facets, the gadgets and vehicles at his arsenal also grab its share of attention. Click on the media bar below to hear Affleck discuss the “tricked out” Batmobile in Justice League.
Although this summer was lackluster when it came to box office receipts, there were several standouts among the array of disappointments and misfires. Leading the pack was Wonder Woman, a film that proves female driven action films (with a comic book origin) are great for business. Powered by Gal Gadot’s standout performance and Patty Jenkins’ solid direction, Wonder Woman topped the summer films with over a domestic haul of over $408 million.
It was also a solid summer for Sony thanks to Spider-Man: Homecoming’s $324 million domestic gross. After the lackluster reception from the two previous Spidey movies, Tom Holland has brought fresh blood and excitement to the franchise (something Andrew Garfield failed to do).
Director Christopher Nolan is one of cinema’s most revered storytellers, and his IMAX driven Dunkirk made $178 million domestically and in effect beating out two tried and true franchises (Transformers: The Last Knight made just $130 million and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales collected $172 million)
The summer’s biggest disappointment was the Tom Cruise headlined The Mummy, a film which was supposed to jump start Universal’s “Dark Universe” series. With just $80 million in domestic receipts, The Mummy underperformed.
With the Labor Day Weekend’s ticket sales being its lowest since 1998, this has been a lackluster summer for moviegoing, but thankfully Wonder Woman is here to stay.